Yeh, I'm really loving the Sport Trac. I've had this truck in mud and snow that would had my previous Titan and Pathfinder stuck, not the Xterra though.
It's actually been the most trouble free truck or car I've ever owned. I'm close to 50,000 miles and it still feels new to me.
The sitting room inside is nearly as roomy as the late Titan and not cramped like in the Pathfinder and Xterra. Of course I have more storage than the SUVs but less than the Titan with the Sport Trac's 4' 2" bed. It's enough for our gear and stuff though.
The best thing is the mileage and the gear ratio. Nissan will probably follow with a 6 speed auto to match everyone else. With the transmission's gearing and the differential gearing, I have more pulling power and off the road grunt than any other truck. Normally my mileage would be in the can with this gearing but the 6 speed auto makes up.
The V6 '05 Pathfinder I had, had mileage of 15 mpg in town, 17 mpg mixed driving to work, and 20 mpg expressway. The V8 Sport Trac that's also heavier, gets 16 mpg in town, 19 mpg mixed driving to work, and 21 mpg expressway. I even get 11 mpg towing my Jayco Trailer at about 60 mph.
Still wish I had my 2000 SE Xterra though. I miss that and the fun I had in it.
Don't know if what I'm experiencing is typical of Sport Trac but I really like it. It's not perfect as any vehicle. I've had couple minor things corrected, but I've very impressed with Ford's quality. Something I haven't seen on any of my Dodges, GMs, or Nissans. This was my the only and First New Ford I've ever had.
I would had bought an F150 but their payload was only 100 lbs more beside the extra $6,000 it demanded. Payload is my limiting factor towing my trailer since my normally 4 passengers and the hitch weight make up payload rating or go slightly above. Besides, the F150 would not do nearly as good on fuel economy as I put 24,000 miles on it per year.
Something shocking to me is that the 2010 Nissan Titan lives after press releases of Nissan killing it, and pretty much just having a Nissan cloned, Dodge Ram. Guess the deal with Dodge fell through plus they decided to keep it living for at least another year.
Have a good one.